We grew up hearing the sayings like – if a cat crosses your path, deviate/detour. Or stop for some time if someone just sneezed, sudden right eye blinking is not good and so on. And we followed them too. And I guess you guys too.
But I intentionally skip to notice these things now.
Reason being, I don’t believe much in these things. If devil is here, then God is here too to take care of all this stuff. Plus tell me what about foreigners. Do they know about all these sayings and still they are happy, healthy and barred from misfortune or the very thought of it?
And secondly and most importantly, because I don’t want to pass these folklore/superstitions further to my generation next. I don’t want my son S to even think twice if he sneezes and leaving for somewhere. Or if he is playing and suddenly notices a cat crossing his way and then he thinks, whether to go or not? Naah… no way!!!
I never get the concept of not trimming nails on Saturdays and not washing hair on Tuesday/Thursday. In fact, I tried to even google it but no respite to my curiosity. And it can spark a separate debate on why this hair wash on a particular day is for girls mainly as guys wash their hair daily (most of them)… and think of kids… do we need to tell them that observe which day of the week is falling and then follow the daily ablution process… Again… No way!!!
This list is endless, on what I don’t want to follow and pass on further too…
I believe all these folklores arose out of mere coincidence long back that something would have happened at the same time when any of the these would have occurred. But it can’t be generalized. And if you know the reason, then I’m all ears. It will give rest to my unrest.
This is my thought process… What do you say…?
Swati Jain is a mother of a 3-year-old and an Oracle consultant (computer engineer) for 7.5 years. She is a blogger by interest, happy by choice, observant and curious by nature. She loves simplicity and truth. Follow her blog at: http://khushiniwas.blogspot.